Category: Evangelism & Preaching

Doctrinal Orthodoxy: Thoughts On Edification

Thoughts On Edification 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” To edify is essentially to build up, like one would a home or…

Systematic theology: Drew Goodmanson & Timothy Keller on Expository Sermons

ON EXPOSITORY PREACHING Drew Goodmanson stated: “Expository Sermons: An expository sermon is following a book of the Bible, passage-by-passage to allow the text to determine the point. (eg. Galatians 1:1-4). Most conservative churches would argue that expository preaching is the only way to preach. Reformed churches stress lectio continua (preaching through whole books of the…

Expository Preaching

Expository Preaching Curt Wildy To go through entire books of the Bible (or at least chapters), verse by verse, has three primary benefits: (1) it contextualizes verses and passages that are often taken out of context; (2) it advances the whole counsel of God (the “all scripture” concept of what is profitable for the sheep);…

The Problem Of “Relying On God” Too Much

Introduction Okay, let’s face it, there is absolutely no problem with relying upon God and there is absolutely no such thing as relying upon Him “too much.” The more we cast ourselves upon Him, as He enables, the better off we will be… period. Consider, 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand…

Watchman Upon The Walls

Watchman Upon The Walls by James Bourne I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence. Isaiah 62:6 The prophet begins this chapter with much zeal to show the Lord’s peculiar care over his afflicted people.…

O’ Magnify The Lord With Me

O’ Magnify The Lord With Me Pastor Jesse Gistand Lord’s Day Sermon 07/27/2008 – 74m 2 Chronicles 23:1-20 Comment: In this message we see the preeminence of Christ, the importance of faithful witnessing and preaching, the rightful ecclesiastic/civil authority established by God, the evils of Jezebelian religion, and the need to stand firm for biblical…

TRY The Spirits; JUDGE The Prophesying; SEARCH The Scriptures; COMPARE Spiritual With Spiritual; PROVE All Things (Part Two)

TRY The Spirits; JUDGE The Prophesying; SEARCH The Scriptures; COMPARE Spiritual With Spiritual; PROVE All Things (Part Two) By Curt Wildy Introduction to Part Two In Part One, we covered the need to always be willing to hear, with spiritual ears to hear, and with attentiveness and impartiality of mind (as the Lord enables), what…